What You Need To Know Before Seasoning Your Frittata

It might be time to spice up your morning routine if you've been on a week-long streak of cereal or toast for breakfast. Breakfast is the often overlooked meal where our busy lives can take precedence over starting our day right. If you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea that adds some veggies to your morning, frittatas might be a good place to start. Besides being a fun word to say, frittatas are a delicious and nutritious choice for your first meal that will leave you satisfied. 

Although similar to an omelet or a quiche, the frittata has Italian roots. According to The Spruce Eats, "A frittata is essentially a custard filled with any vegetables, herbs, cheese, meat and even pasta of your choosing, that is then cooked in a frying pan." It's perfect for using leftover vegetables that are about to go bad and feeding a family quickly in the morning. Chefs and cooks may have their own tips for perfecting the dish, but getting the seasoning right may be the most important.

Season your eggs first

There are many tips on how to make a frittata taste and look to perfection, especially when it comes to avoiding a soggy or overbaked dish. But, there is one thing no one wants, and that is a bland, tasteless eggy experience. Make sure always to season the eggs early to ensure the salt and pepper are evenly distributed throughout your breakfast concoction.

According to Chef Works, the best way to do this is to avoid seasoning eggs when they're already in the pan, as sprinkling seasoning on the surface level won't seep into the rest of the dish. The site writes, "Additions to the frittata should be seasoned individually." Any extras like spinach or chicken should be seasoned adequately, so they taste just as good on their own before putting them in the egg mix. If naturally salty ingredients like bacon are added, you'll also need to adjust the seasoning accordingly.